Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God
Thursday, May 20, 2010
When You have Done Everything then Stand
"Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:11-18
Did you read that? I love the way this passage speaks to us about doing the things that help us to stand firm in the Lord. But it also remind us that we have to stand. There are times that we will need to trust in the truth of God's word and the power of the Holy Spirit. We will need to stand in the face of difficulty and hold on tightly to Christ. When we have done everything we then need to stand. We need to prepare for the storm when it is not raining and we need to stand when the storm comes. Storms of life happen and Christ is there to stand with us when those times come. Stand.
In Christ love and mine,